Basler introduces embedded vision dev kit for Nvidia Jetson
An embedded vision development kit and two add-on camera kits with Basler’s BCON for MIPI interface powered by Nvidia Jetson have been added to the Basler portfolio.
Jetson is the AI platform for autonomous machines and Basler is a preferred partner for Nvidia.
Image processing for today’s AI at the edge applications in robotics, logistics, smart retail, smart factories, and smart cities requires high computing power. The compute and energy efficiency advantages of the Nvidia Jetson platform and Basler’s vision expertise are combined for use in automatic optical inspection and intelligent video analytics.
The Embedded Vision Development Kit, includes the Jetson Nano developer kit, and comes with a Basler dart BCON for MIPI camera with a 13 Mpixel, S-mount lens, an adapter board specifically developed for the Jetson Nano module and accessories. Basler has also integrated a new camera driver and sample reference applications to provide developers with a ready-to-use development package for edge AI use cases.
The two add-on camera kits provide the appropriate vision extension for developers already working with a Jetson Nano processor board. The kits contain either a 5 Mpixel or a 13 Mpixel Basler dart BCON for MIPI camera with S-mount lens, an adapter board and accessories. The required driver packages and the Basler pylon software development kit are available for download.
“With the Basler vision kits for the Jetson Nano, developers get an integrated, easy to use solution for vision-based embedded applications in robotics, manufacturing and industrial IoT,” said Murali Gopalakrishna, head of product management for autonomous machines at Nvidia. “Basler’s ongoing support for the Nvidid Jetson platform brings a wealth of experience in industrial cameras into our partner ecosystem,” he added.
Nvidia Jetson has support for cloud-native technologies, enabling manufacturers of intelligent machines and developers of AI applicationsto build and deploy high-quality, software-defined features on embedded and edge devices targeting robotics, smart cities, healthcare, industrial IoT and more, says Basler. Cloud-native support helps manufacturers and developers implement frequent improvements, improve accuracy, and use the latest features with Jetson-based AI edge devices.
A further add-on camera kit for the recently released Jetson Xavier NX is under development. Additional camera kits for Jetson TX2 and AGX Xavier will follow by Q3/2020, added Basler. The company is also developing an embedded vision system with access to cloud services based on a Jetson Nano due to its specific suitability for AI computing tasks on edge devices. This software solution, which extends embedded vision development kits with machine-learning application software, will also be available by Q3/2020.